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cloudy-1866581_1920-300x200An executive of a trucking business based in Florida has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud for his part in a scheme to defraud the United States Postal Service (USPS) by avoiding paying for workers’ compensation insurance and other benefits for his employees.

Alexei Rivero, age 46, was vice president of Florida Carrier and Brokerage Service Inc., a company which had contracts with the USPS to haul mail. According to court documents, Rivero “was authorized to sign any and all legal documents on Florida Carrier’s behalf.” The contracts with the USPS were entered into between July 2007 and December 2012.
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cab-hand-iphone-34239-300x200Uber driver Joseph Soriero suffered multiple injuries and had to have his ear reattached after he was beat up in a road rage incident at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the person who violently attacked Soriero was identified as Sir Christian Alexander Gordon of West Park.

Gordon, 26, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery inflicting bodily hurt or disability. He was released on $10,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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adult-alcoholic-arms-174936-300x225Broward County Assistant State Attorney Alim Babayev was arrested June 11 for allegedly causing an accident while under the influence and leaving the scene of a crash.

Babayev, 37, was charged with DUI involving property damage and leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage. He was booked into Broward County Jail and was later released. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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dollar-499481_1920-300x212On October 25, 2018, Andres Mauricio Escorica Martinez was driving a white 2018 Volvo in Coconut Creek in southern Florida. A police officer approached the vehicle when he saw the car was parked with its lights on.

Escorcia Martinez showed the officer his Colombian driver’s license and confirmed that he had nothing illegal in the car. The officer noticed a shopping back in the back of the car which appeared to contain money. Escorcia Martinez then consented to his vehicle being searched. The officer verified that the shopping bag contained several bundles of cash. He then found a backpack which also contained cash.
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roofers-2891664_1920-300x200A business owner in Newberry, Florida has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for his part in a tax fraud scheme. The scheme also involved avoiding paying workers’ compensation insurance, as well as harboring immigrants who were in the country without permission.

Mac Johnson, age 51, is owner of three companies—Mac Johnson Roofing Inc., Mac Johnson and Sons Dumpster and Crane, and Johnson and Sons Tree Service. The Florida Department of Financial Services—Workers’ Compensation Compliance Division made several visits to the work sites of Johnson’s companies. Investigators learned that, apart from the foreman, Johnson’s employees neither spoke English nor possessed any personal identification.
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